All posts by Melanie Stark

Woolworths to trial wearables at distribution centres

Woolworths is trialling a wearable coaching device for 100 warehouse workers. The technology is manufactured by a Perth-based startup Soter Analytics. SoterSpine is a wearable device that is designed to reduce manual handling injuries. The SoterSpine wearable device and training program uses AI to coach workers to self-correct their movements in real time to avoid ergonomic … Continue reading Woolworths to trial wearables at distribution centres

How to set up an ergonomic workplace for comfort and efficiency

Full time workers are at work for approximately 38hrs/week, so it needs to be a safe, comfortable, practical and ergonomic environment. A team leader who puts the safety interest of his/her team members first has the key to achieving both physical protection and efficient production. Forklift safety and training is an important part of creating … Continue reading How to set up an ergonomic workplace for comfort and efficiency

Honeywell expands portfolio in ANZ

Honeywell has announced that two popular voice solutions are now available in Australian and New Zealand warehouses. According to the company, these solutions will increase productivity and reduce errors for local distribution centres. Honeywell will now offers its Guided Work Solutions software and Vocollect A700x Series of mobile devices to the continent, to help businesses … Continue reading Honeywell expands portfolio in ANZ

Kaufland confirms further stores in Victoria

Kaufland’s Victorian expansion is gathering steam, with the global supermarket chain receiving approval for a further two stores and proposing at least nine more, which – if approved – could deliver hundreds of extra jobs. Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas has announced the go-ahead for stores in Coolaroo and Oakleigh South, with the latter … Continue reading Kaufland confirms further stores in Victoria